Blue Wave Basketball was founded in the Spring of 2011 by Steve Haines, Shawn Legassey and Dajuan Eubanks; three fathers that have a goal to teach kids in the Greater Portland area the proper way to learn the fundamentals of the game of basketball.
Blue Wave Basketball year round programs focus on strengthening fundamentals, understanding the game, and instilling confidence in young athletes. In addition, Blue Wave Basketball teaches kids more than “how” to do a skill, but “why” they are doing a particular skill with a focus on the mastering of proper practice habits.
Kids will reach their playing potential when their desire for success is coupled with sound instruction of basic fundamentals in a positive learning environment.
With a “Fundamentals First” approach and philosophy of teaching the game of basketball, Blue Wave Basketball has become the fastest growing youth basketball program in the Greater Portland Area.
Dajuan Eubanks - Founder
Dajuan grew up in Dallas, TX and graduated from Kimball High School in 1989. He attended Rice University as a Division I basketball scholarship athlete graduating in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management. Dajuan played for the world famous Harlem Globetrotters from 1994-1996. With them he traveled the world, entertaining crowds with his dunks and spinning basketballs on the fingers of countless children. He then turned to the business side of the sport while leading the NBA Jam Van around the country.
After living for several years in the Milwaukee area, Dajuan and his family relocated seven years ago to his wife’s native state – Maine. Here he works for the NBA Development League and most recently could be found on the sidelines coaching his daughters. Through his journey thus far, Dajuan has inspired countless young athletes to not only be students of the game but also to succeed in life through education, independent thinking, and determination.
Shawn Legassey - Founder
Shawn grew up in Millinocket, Maine and graduated from Stearns High School in 1989. He then attended Plymouth State College, later transferring to and graduating from the University of Maine at Farmington in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in Community Health. During his years in college, Shawn worked with local recreation department’s developing basketball programs and coaching travel teams. Upon graduating from college, Shawn was hired as head coach for the girl‘s basketball program at Livermore Falls High School and stayed in that position for 4 years. In Shawn’s coaching career, he has coached several AAU Teams as well as been the head director for a summer basketball program. Shawn is a student of the game and is passionate about educating youth athletes on developing their fundamentals.
Steve Haines- Founder
Steve grew up in Dexter, Maine where he attended Dexter High School and played for 4 State Championship teams( 3 football &1 basketball). Playing for 4 years under legendary head Coach Ed Guiski Steve learned the value of hard work and ethics and brings this value to the court everyday coaching multiple teams within the Blue Wave Basketball program.
Steve also brings years of management and organizational skills to Blue Wave and is in charge of all web site administration, player communications as well as social media.
Robert Pilsbury - Director of Basketball Operations
Robert grew up in the greater Portland area where he attended Portland High School. At Portland he played on the varsity basketball team starting his sophomore year. During his Career at Portland he was the leading scorer all 3 years and entering his senior year was named team captain, where Portland went 22-0 en route to the class A state championship. He ended his career as Portland high schools all time leading scorer with over 1200 points scored and was named the states Mr. Basketball winner as Maine's best high school basketball player. After high school he then attended Champlain College in Burlington Vermont participating in basketball for 1 year before transferring to Husson University in Bangor Maine. At Husson University he scored over 1000 points and was named a 2-time All American, as well as small college basketball player of the year for Maine.
Jamaal Caterina - Staff ~ Skills and Drills Program
Born Valhalla, N.Y. 1982
McDonalds All American honorable mention
Gatorade state player of the year.
Sports Illustrated "faces in the crowd" 2000
ABCD Future NBA stars camp 2000 Top 100 Forward top 50
1000 pt scorer as a junior
3 or 4th all time scorer SMAA
Division 1 athlete
American University D1 player of the week 3x
Patriot League academic all American
UNH player of the week 2x
Sociolgy major at University of New Hampshire
USM First team all state,2x player of the week, most votes player of the conference and D3 All American honorable mention(only played half a semester!)
Pro experience in; England,Sweden,Germany,Portugal, PBL(Professional Basketball League) West Virginia Minors
Coached, individual/group training as well as camps and clinics in basketball (youths 3rd thru senior in highschool) since 2000